Our hearts are breaking for Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery, who lost her partner, John Dineen, to a rare form of cancer on Dec. 13. He was 34.
A spokesperson for the actress confirmed that the PR professional from Ireland died two days before her 34th birthday at a hospice in Cork.
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Although she was in the middle of a US press tour for her show's final season, Michelle was able to be by John's bedside at the time of his death, according to the Irish Independent.
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"The family is very grateful for the support and kindness they have received but would kindly request that they are left to grieve in private," her rep said in a statement to ITV News.
Michelle and John were rumored to be engaged this past February, but the brunette beauty never confirmed reports.
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"I have a wonderful man in my life from Ireland. We were introduced by [costar] Allen Leech. That's all you need to know," she previously said.
A private funeral is expected to take place in Cork on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Our thoughts are with Michelle during this difficult time.
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